Here are our favorite loose leaf teas at the moment. We'd love for you to try them, and are pairing them with a discount. We recommend the Tamaryokucha for those seeking a classic expression of Japanese varietals. Alternatively, try the Midnight Pearl Oolong if you're looking for a bolder, flavor forward tea.
Have a sip and let us know what you think!
Known for its visual appeal and exceptional fragrance, these Jasmine pearls are organically grown in the mountains of southeast China. The highest quality green tea leaves are mixed half a dozen times with fresh Jasmine flowers before being hand-rolled into its signature spherical shape. Upon infusion, the beads gradually open to unlock the Jasmine aroma. A garden in a cup.
Tamaryokucha is a refined Japanese tea. This particular lot is organically cultivated in small batches in Miyazaki Prefecture, near the southernmost tip of Japan. After flash steaming, the leaves are carefully rolled into its distinctive coiled form. The leaves produce a complex, yet harmonious arc of flavors. A grassy aroma is followed by a subtle, citrus taste and punctuated with a nutty finish. The profile will gradually shift with successive infusions. A moderate caffeine level makes the tea appropriate for drinking throughout the day.
The Pearl Oolong is an extraordinary tea. A rarity from the Taitung region in southeastern Taiwan, the tea is carefully plucked and rolled by hand. The combination of an ideal microclimate and extra long oxidation period imparts notes of dried apricot to an absolutely plush body. The distinct character of this tea will leave a lasting impression, even on later infusions. We keep coming back to this one...staff favorite!
This black tea is a rarity from the Himalayan corridor in eastern Nepal. Organically cultivated in very high altitude at a family-run garden, the tea is composed of young leaves that are dried, then roasted for added character. The resulting amber-hued cup is highly aromatic and reveals an earthy character. This is a gorgeous tea from leaf to cup. Available in limited quantities.